At Church Street Dental Practice, we believe in a preventative approach to oral health and encourage regular appointments. We also provide useful dental advice to help maintain good dental health and show you how to use cleaning tools such as toothbrushes, floss and interdental brushes.
Our friendly, experienced hygienist uses airflow cleaning which is a simple way to effectively remove surface stains from tea, coffee, red wine or tobacco. It is important to try to minimise plaque and tartar deposits as they can cause gum inflammation. This can lead to the development of advanced gum disease which can create significant problems or even tooth loss.
Dental hygiene can have a significant effect, not just on your gums and teeth, but on the rest of your body too, as poor gum health has been linked to a number of other serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and strokes – so it really does pay to see your hygienist regularly.
Air Flow and Stain Removal
The Air Flow technique is an effective cleaning tool. A powerful yet controlled jet of water, air and fine powder is used which polishes all the surfaces of a tooth, removing plaque, discoloration and soft deposits, but also reaches deep into gum pockets.
Air flow polishing is completely safe to use with dental implants, veneers, crowns and bridges. It is the ideal way to remove the stains and discoloration caused by smoking or by drinking red wine, tea and coffee as it whitens teeth whilst thoroughly removing dental plaque. This highly efficient technique improves patient comfort by polishing without direct contact, pressure, heat or noise and creates fantastic results.
Air flow polishing is ideal for those who suffer from sensitive teeth due to the lack of direct contact and the absence of heat and vibration. Studies have shown that air polishing is over three times faster at removing stains and plaque than traditional methods. This means less time in the dental chair. You can book in for an appointment with our dental hygienist and the airflow technique can be done in one appointment.